Land of My Heart, Poem from a member

Land of My Heart

By Beverly Marley-Loftus

Southwestern New Mexico – Land of my heart,

Your vast sweep of desert sends chills

From my toes to the nape of my neck.

My soul sprouts wings like a bird

And circles your far horizons

As some day my dust will do.

My joyful crys echo from canyon wall

To canyon wall,

From mountain to mountain,

Shape-changing mountains

‘Neath the magical spell of clouds.

Scoured by wind, scorched by sun,

Lit by a trillion trillion stars at night.

Imbued with awesome quiet,

Not speaking, but saying everything.

Southwestern New Mexico – Land of my heart.

 

Land of My Heart, Poem from a member